This amazing topsy-turvy doll pattern was inspired by an idea from one of my testers, Angela Nacnac Francis. It’s a beautiful design and so perfect for Christmas and those winter months. She’s certain to make for an adorable, handmade, thoughtful gift for any little girl. She is pretty quick to whip up and has lovely details such as a beautiful Christmas dress with white ruffle and an adorable peppermint swirl hat, topped with some lovely holly berries. She just screams Winter and Christmas all in one! 🙂 And as you can see from my testers, she can easily become more Santa themed. You may also find the original Cupcake Doll pattern, here. Also, if you have bought or buy the original cupcake doll, you can receive 50% off this doll, no coupon necessary.
- Approx. 20 yds of worsted weight yarn in skin color.
(I used Hobby Lobby’s I love this Cotton! in Antique Cream)
- Approx. 60 yds of worsted weight yarn in red.
- Approx. 15 yds of worsted weight yarn in white.
- small amount of worsted weight yarn in black.
- Approx. 15 yds of worsted weight yarn for hair.
- small amount of embroidery floss for smile and eyelashes (optional).
- (Optional) small amount of worsted weight yarn in green for holly leaves.
- Size G (4.0mm) Crochet Hook
- Yarn Needle
- Stitch Marker
- 6mm safety eyes
Stitches in this pattern:
Doll – 6 ½” tall when standing (without the hat)
Gauge: 6 sts x 6 rows = 1” x 1”
Gauge is less important in this type of project.
❤❤♡♡ – Advanced Beginner
|ch(s) = Chain(s)
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
sl st = Slip Stitch
sk = Skip
FO = Finish Off
|sc = Single Crochet
sc dec = Single Crochet Decrease
hdc = Half Double Crochet
blo = Back Loop Only
flo = Front Loop Only
RS = Right Side
WS = Wrong Side
|MC – Magic Circle
Crab Stitch: The reverse single crochet stitch, also known as the crab stitch, is made by doing single crochet stitches. With one major difference: the stitches are done in the opposite direction. Check out this tutorial on how to create this stitch.
Examples from Testers:
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